A few months ago, we published a Case Study: Going the Extra Mile on Peerwith. Today’s Blog is an extension of this case study as I wanted to show you what happens after you post a request on Peerwith – at present day.
In case you haven’t read “The Extra Mile”, here’s a recap: A client, Mait form Estonia, started using Peerwith because he needed Language editing for his paper. He stated:
“The aim is to submit it to the most appropriate outlet despite the fact that there is a prevalence of native speakers among the editorial board and reviewers (Anglo-American countries) or not.”
Clearly the basic requirement here is for proofreading, pre-submission. He posted his request on a Tuesday and quickly received 3-5 bids from experts within the next few hours after posting the request. Several experts respond to Mait’s request, including expert Jim Bowden.
I would be happy to help with this. I am extremely familiar with the requirements for all Emerald journals, as I worked at Emerald for nearly 20 years, and actually helped develop the journals’ house styles. I would be able to have your work back to you with an absolute maximum of 5 days. I would also be able to provide a list of suitable journals for your paper. I have copy-edited for many information and knowledge management journals, including those published by Emerald (including the European Journal of Marketing), Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and T&F. Please feel free to contact me for any further details or if you have any questions.
Best regards, Jim Bowden”
See how Mait requests just proofreading and Jim immediately offers journal guidance and publication support as well. This is the true essence of the Peerwith Platform; direct contact with experts who are willing to go the extra mile to assist authors as much as possible. Experts are not just service providers, they collaborate with the authors. And such collaboration helps to improve the quality of the scientific output.
Now you might think: Sure, great example, but what about the other thousands of requests?
Well here’s the thing. In 2019, we made it our mission: To be the leading peer-to-peer researcher services marketplace; connecting academics and experts across the world, aiding collaboration and improving the quality of academic work.
We can only achieve this if we attract the right type of experts who are willing to join us on this mission. Right now Peerwith counts approximately 2000 experts and the average Expert rating is 4.94 out of 5 and the current average NPS score is 79 (last 3 months). This can only be because of 1 cause: Excellent services for Fair rates.
After every completed request, we ask our users to give feedback to the Expert they worked with: How well have they performed on a scale from 1-5 and please tell us a bit more about your experience. We always publish every single piece of feedback. There is no cherry picking involved.
Now let’s take a look at some of that feedback. We selected some random feedback from the past month: Different experts, different services from different countries all over the world.
The one thing they all have in common is that they Go The Extra Mile. Going the extra mile in terms of giving input beyond what has been requested, completing the work before deadline, offering additional suggestions, giving journal recommendations, correcting text errors researchers overlooked, offering guidance about on how to go about several processes and last but not last, delivering work for fair rates.
The great thing about Peerwith is that, unlike other Author Service providers, you can (re-)select your own Expert. With Standard Services, you will keep this perk as this still remains a peer-t0-peer editing service. Simply put, a standard service for a fixed, low price of $0.03 – $0.05 cents per word, while keeping the benefits of choosing your own Expert to connect with.
For more info, Browse standard services. Also remember to browse the Expert pages and make sure to read the reviews, they give a good idea of what to expect.
I am concluding this blog with a friendly reminder: it is completely free to sign up on Peerwith and to post a request. You are only committed after accepting a quote offered by an Expert. That being said I would like to invite you, if you haven’t already, to Get Started and see for yourself.
And of course I would love to hear what you think! Feel free to e-mail me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or to leave a reply in the comments.